Sharon Smith-Akinsanya, the former regional development director for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is pictured above with the incoming area development director for UNCF, Laverne McCartney Knighton. Knighton, who is well known within the philanthropic community, will take over the local office for UNCF in June. Smith-Akinsanya, president and CEO| of the Rae Mackenzie … [Read more...]
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Program aims to reduce higher-education achievement gap in Twin Cities If there is one gift we could give teens for their future, most people agree it would be a college education. But for too many hard-working youth, college seems beyond their reach. In an effort to help reduce the education and prosperity gap in Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas will open The … [Read more...]
Metro State and Hopkins collaborate to get more teachers of color into schools An ongoing effort by Metropolitan State University and other groups to increase teacher diversity in Minnesota will see fruition with the signing of an agreement that will ease barriers of entry for prospective teachers of color and place them at work in Hopkins Public Schools. Currently, … [Read more...]
In collaboration with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Minnesota, Hennepin County District Courts, Hennepin County Public Defenders, Minneapolis City Attorneys and United Way, the Criminal Justice Reform Committee of the Minneapolis Branch of NAACP will host a day where people with active misdemeanor (petty and gross) warrants in Hennepin County will have a … [Read more...]
A snapshot of events and happenings around town Eat on the Avenue May 18 (every Thurs. until Sept. 28) | 11 am— 2 pm Eat on the Avenue, sponsored NEON, kicked off May 11 with the goal of engaging the Northside community with a variety of dining options. Enjoy a food truck lane and a vendor courtyard serving everything from Mexican food to Jamaican or home-style … [Read more...]